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back into recession. house of representatives speaker john boehner said republicans are ready to work with the president on tax reform. many republicans want to keep tax cuts for the wealthy, but democrats are opposed. >> mr. president, the republican majority in the house stands ready to work with you to do what's best for our country. we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. >> boehner said obama obama must reduce spending and overhaul entitlement programs. republicans then would be willing to back programs aimed at raising federal revenues. >>> pakistan remains one of the biggest foreign policy headaches for re-elected president obama. his second term will oversee the withdrawal of u.s. combat troops from afghanistan, scheduled to be complete by the end of 2014. nhk world's hideki yui outlines the challenges those two countries pose for obama's next term. >> reporter: afghanistan and pakistan are two nations affected by the u.s. fight against terrorism. both expect the obama administration to shift its focus during a second term to rebuilding the economy back
now. >> obama is open to compromise and new ideas and he'll invite john boehner to the white house next week to look for common ground. boehner said higher taxes just for the wealthy are unacceptable. still, republicans and democrats agree on the need to aavoid a so-called fiscal cliff. attention is now focused on whether they can narrow their differences on higher taxes for the rich. >>> top officials from across china are mapping out where the country will go over the next five years. they're taking part in a communist party's congress. much of the process goes on behind closed doors, and that makes the job of journalism that much harder. still the political transition is one of the biggest stories going right now, so despite the reconstructiostrictions no medi wants to miss out. >> reporter: they got up early to get in line outside the great hall of the people. journalists from china and abroad, hundreds of them. they're all jockeying to get a better position for the opening of the communist party's congress. journalists from around the world have converged on beijing underlying
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